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Saturday 24 February 2018

In brief: Man executed for double shooting

A man who said he didn't remember fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her then boyfriend at her apartment in 1984 was executed yesterday.

Daniel Lee Bedford (63) became the third inmate in Ohio and the US to be put to death by lethal injection using the surgical sedative pentobarbital.

Academic hails 'our Lady Gaga'

Popstar Lady Gaga is trying to convey the same message as Jesus, a leading academic has said.

"She is basically saying what Jesus said -- we should love God and love each other," said Dr Pete Ward of King's College in London.

Corpse is found in water tank

a corpse was found in the storage tank of a Singaporean apartment block after residents complained their water was strangely yellow and foamy.

No residents reported illness relating to the contaminated water despite some cooking or washing with it.

Police admit to age error in arrest

police in the UK have admitted to wrongly revealing a nine-year-old boy had been arrested for drink-driving.

The "schoolboy" was in fact a 19-years-old male but his date of birth was incorrectly entered on the police custody system.

Gerrard to become hat-trick dad

Alex Gerrard is pregnant with her third child, the model has revealed.

The wife of English footballer Steven Gerrard already has two girls, She told 'OK!' magazine: "It wasn't planned at all! But me and Steven are over the moon."

Robbers jailed for grave crimes

A Cypriot court has jailed three men for up to 20 months for snatching the remains of President Tassos Papadopoulos from his grave.

Two Greek Cypriots and an Indian national were found guilty of illegaly exhuming a body, in a crime which has shocked the island nation.

Red faces over green-card glitch

US OFFICIALS have said more than 22,000 people were wrongly told that they had won a special US visa lottery due to a computer glitch.

News of a re-draw has dashed the hopes of those who believed they were eligible for obtaining a coveted green card and gives a second chance to the rest of the 19.6 million who applied.

Irish Independent

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